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PlantFiles: Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Oshu shidare'

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Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Oshu shidare
Additional cultivar information: (aka Oh shiu shidare, Oh siu shidare, Oh syu shidare)

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Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Group:
Unknown - Tell us

Height:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
By grafting
By budding

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Todd_Boland On Feb 8, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This old selection is very popular in Japan. The growth form is like 'Omure yama', with cascading branch tips giving this 5 m tall selection a weeping-willow effect. Leaves are dark purple-green turning scarlet in autumn. It belongs to the Matsumurae Group.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Garberville, California



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